Innovative Multi-Static Surveillance System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-07-C-0207
Agency Tracking Number: F071-090-2119
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-090
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 859244204
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Adel El-Fallah
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 933-5355
Business Contact
 Jay Miselis
Title: Corporate Controller
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Research Institution
Comprehensive and continuous surveillance of areas of interest (AOIs) is an increasingly important challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and its subcontractor Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems (LMCO) propose a different and potentially superior Passive Coherent Localization (PCL) approach based on multi-receiver signal processing systems that exploit NARROWBAND sources of opportunity. Compared to wideband PCL, narrowband PCL offers roughly three times the detection range and enhanced clutter rejection using relatively small and inexpensive receiver-antenna packages suitable for unmanned platforms such as Small Unmanned Areal Vehicles (SUAVs). As a result, narrowband PCL processing offers covert, inexpensive, continuous, wide-area, all-weather detection of air and moving ground targets. Narrowband PCL processing introduces technical challenges---specifically, the necessity of indirect inference of target range and velocity---that the proposed work will address. Phase I will demonstrate the potential feasibility of a unmanned narrowband surveillance and tracking system by performing the following tasks: (1) develop narrowband PCL signal processing algorithms; (2) test these algorithms in simulated, reduced-complexity scenarios; (3) identify suitable COTS equipment for unmanned platforms; and (4) develop a detailed Phase II plan that include processing of collected raw RF data. Lockheed Martin will provide both technical and commercialization support in the application of PCL technologies.

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